James Griffiths CEng MICE
James Griffiths is a chartered civil engineer, he has built a reputation as a multi-skilled and approachable professional, with experience in a wide variety of projects gained during a 16 year career, most recently as Senior Structural Engineer at Adam Power Associates.
His experience includes work on domestic, agricultural and commercial buildings, as well as work on foundations, scaffolding structures, and countless loft conversions and site cut roofs. James has particular experience of projects employing East Anglia’s traditional building materials such as oak, clay lump, flint and brick. He has also created homes from Nissen huts, cow sheds and on one occasion a grain silo. His engineering work on a Suffolk barn and Guildhall conversion was featured on Grand Designs.
Due to an ability to offer architectural talent alongside his engineering skills, James is regularly appointed by clients who need an integrated and cost effective approach.
On the restoration of his own home, a dilapidated oak framed farmhouse in South Norfolk, James has been architect, engineer, project manager and bricklayer (of questionable skill), as well as client. He says “Having been through the process myself, I completely understand what a restoration project means to our clients”. The project is now a fine home for James, Rachel and son William.
Angus Taylor BSc
With over thirty-five years’ experience in the engineering industry, Angus Taylor has a wealth of experience in designing structures of all kinds.
Along with his business partner James, Angus worked as a Senior Structural Engineer at Adam Power Associates where recent jobs included industrial and architectural steelwork projects alongside domestic alterations & extensions. Angus has developed a specialist understanding of the analysis of steelwork structures and has clients from across the UK who regularly seek his help on projects across the globe.
Angus’ wide experience includes twenty years in the automotive industry, designing chassis structures in aluminium & steel for clients including Lotus, Aston Martin and Bristol Cars.
During paternity leave Angus took the opportunity to self-build a two-storey extension to the family house in Banham. Adam Power acted as architect and structural engineer on the project and offered Angus a job soon after completion of the building works.
Angus lives and breathes engineering and spends happy hours in his workshop mending and making stuff. To date the tally includes construction of four unique motorcycles and 38 bespoke made-to-measure bicycle frames, as well as repairs to probably half the lawnmowers in the village.